The LarkFest organizers announced the music lineup for this year's festival.
In contrast to recent years when the lineup featured one or two bigger names, this year's slate features a range of somewhat lesser-known acts from different genres -- indie rock to neo-soul to Midwesterners who "sound like a drunkenly angry Tom Petty crawling out of a Florida swamp."
Some of them sound pretty good. The full lineup and the local acts -- selected in a contest from over 80 entries -- after the jump.
This is the order from the press release, but we imagine the order will probably be shuffled as a schedule is worked out. This year's slate was organized by WEXT
6. Chris Barron & the Time Bandits
The Spin Doctors guy.
8. Eli "Paperboy" Reed
Neo-soul from the Boston area. We like it.
Also: the Albany Barn set up a juried contest with over 80 local band submissions (AOA Mary was one of the judges). The panel listened to the submissions blind -- no names. From the pool of 80 artists, four were chosen:
Reggae, dub and punk.
Singer/songwriter from Lake George.
LarkFest is September 25.
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